Chocolate Apples Recipe

September 30, 2019

Autumn is here, which means it’s all about apples! We’re big fans of foraging for apples and other fruits during the autumn months – is there truly anything better than free food? There’s nothing quite like tucking into an autumn pudding that’s cost you practically nothing to make.

My favourite autumn pud has to be apple pie, but today I’m talking about something a little different. Usually my autumn apple recipes require you to peel, prepare and cook apples. My chocolate apple recipe is so easy and fun and doesn’t require you to do anything to the apples, except for maybe give them a wash before use. It’s a great recipe for little helpers to get stuck into as well, especially if you have children aged 6+.

A chocolate covered apple covered in sprinkles sitting on some grease proof paper. 2 pots of sprinkles are in the top right hand corner.  The text says 'Autumn Treats: DIY Chocolate Apples'

Chocolate Apple Recipe 

These are really simple and easy to make, making them the perfect rainy afternoon activity. We used Halloween themed sprinkles, but colourful hundreds and thousands look great too.

This was a really fun activity for Luke and I to do on an autumn afternoon. It doesn’t take much preparation and Luke (6) was able to help with most of the chocolate apple recipe, including carefully mixing the chocolate while it melts.

The finished chocolate apples always look amazing, taste great and make a really nice rainy afternoon autumn treat!

2 apples, a bowl of broken chocolate and a pack of wooden skewers for a post about making chocolate covered apples.
Apples, skewers and chocolate. That’s all you need to make chocolate apples!
A glass bowl full of broken chocolate sitting on top of a pan of boiling water.
Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl over a pan of hot water.
An apple being dipped in chocolate. The side is being covered with chocolate by using a spoon.
Dunk your apple in and use a spoon to help spread chocolate on the sides and top of the apple.
A chocolate covered apple sitting on baking paper. 2 pots of sprinkles re in the top right corner for a blog post about making chocolate apples.
Add those sprinkles!
A close up of a chocolate covered apple covered in sprinkles for a post about making chocolate apples at home.
Place on baking paper when you’re done.
2 chocolate apples waiting to go into the fridge for a blog post about making chocolate covered apples at home.
Pop your finished chocolate apples in the fridge for a few hours to chill.

For a more detailed method, have a look at the recipe card below. It details approx time scales, ingredients, equipment needed and step by step instructions on how to make your very own autumn chocolate apples. You can also print the recipe card out for later use!

If you’re looking to make spooky chocolate apples for Halloween, check out these chocolate apple tips from Oliva! Her chocolate apples would look amazing at any Halloween party.

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4.8 from 10 votes

Chocolate Apples

Delicious chocolate apple recipe, perfect for kids during the autumn months
Prep Time10 mins
Chill Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: apple, autumn


  • Saucepan
  • Glass Bowl
  • Skewers
  • Scissors/Sharp Knife
  • Baking Paper


  • 3 Apples
  • 1.5 bars Chocolate
  • Sprinkles for decoration


  • Start by breaking the chocolate into squares and placing them in the glass bowl. This but is especially fun for the kids; you must taste test the chocolate frequently.

  • Pour water into the saucepan and heat gently. Place the glass bowl on top of the pan so the chocolate starts to melt.

  • While the chocolate is melting, skewer the bottom of your apples. Make sure you don’t stick the skewer all the way through the apple and stab your hand! Cut the skewers with scissors or a knife so the sticks are shorter and the apples are easier to hold.

  • Give the chocolate a stir with a metal spoon and once it’s melted, dunk your apples in, using the spoon to help cover the top and sides of your apple with chocolate.

  • Decorate your apple with sprinkles. We used Halloween themed sprinkles, but colourful hundreds and thousands look great too.

  • Pop your apples on some baking paper and leave them in the fridge to set. Wait a few hours before eating.

A close up of 2 cocolate apples covered in sprinkles with sunflowers in the background. The apples are for a pinterest post about making chocolate apples in autumn.
A faint image of apples, wooden skewers and broken chocolate sit behind text saying 'how to make chocolate apples at home'.



    October 2, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    5 stars
    The chocolate apples are a really fun activity to do with little ones. I love that they are so easy to do and encourage children to eat the apples too. We tried this recently and the kids loved making them.

  • Talya Stone

    October 2, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    This is such a good idea I’m going to try making these with my daughter!

  • Kara Guppy

    October 2, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    5 stars
    What a great alternative to toffee apples – the perfect treat for trick or treaters

  • Charli

    October 2, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    4 stars
    Such a great idea. I’ve always loved toffee apples at this time of year and replacing toffee with chocolate is definitely something many of my friends would love too!
    C x

  • Sarah Howe

    October 3, 2019 at 9:14 am

    Ah these looks so easy and autumn ready. My eldest is a chocoholic but will eat apples!!
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  • Rhian Westbury

    October 3, 2019 at 9:27 am

    These are a very Autumnal/ halloween recipe and something I’ve never had before. It’s a nice idea as you get a bit of chocolate but you’re still eating fruit x

  • Rachel

    October 3, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    5 stars
    These are such an autumnal treat. I always imagine them at this time of year but I have to admit, I have never had one. Will have to give these a try.

  • Laura Dove

    October 3, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    Oh wow I havent had one of these since I was tiny! I am so going to do this with the kids this month!
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  • Yaya

    October 3, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    4 stars
    Yummy! Love this recipe and pics are great. Very cool to make with kids!

  • Lyndsey O’Halloran

    October 3, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    I bet my daughter would love these. We’ll have to give them a go.
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  • Yeah Lifestyle

    October 3, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    5 stars
    What a fantastic idea, so simple yet eye catching and I know my kids would love it. I can’t believe I have not done this before. I am bookmarking your page, as gonna get the kids to do this for this weekend as we have all the ingredients

  • Elizabeth Williams

    October 3, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    5 stars
    What a fantastic alternative to toffee apples. Fun activity to do with the kids. My boys would love picking apples to then make them into delicious chocolate apples.
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  • Kelly-Anne

    October 3, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    Oh I’m actually looking for great recipes to try for Halloween these look super simple and easy to do.

  • Jenni

    October 3, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    I love making chocolate apples for Hallowe’en. So much less messy to make and eat than toffee apples!
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  • Abigail Kathleen

    October 4, 2019 at 10:44 am

    5 stars
    I am so hungry now, thanks for sharing this recipe can wait to give it a try with my niece’s!

  • Simone Ribeiro

    October 4, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    5 stars
    That’s fun! A perfect recipe to be tried now when starts to be colder. Love it!

  • Emma Reed

    October 4, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    Oh look at all that chocolate!!
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  • Joanne Dewberry

    October 4, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    ooooo what a great idea for kids not a fan of toffee apples
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  • mudpiefridays

    October 4, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    Wow, looks so YUMMY, you just gave me an idea for a good holiday treats for my family πŸ™‚

  • Stephanie

    October 4, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Ok they looks super yummy! Would love to try these

  • Super Busy Mum

    October 6, 2019 at 9:09 am

    5 stars
    Such a simple treat to make! I think we will be doing these ourselves – they look incredible.

  • Nikki Turner-Chaplin

    October 25, 2019 at 7:25 am

    I love this idea, I am planning a Bonfire party and these would be ideal.

  • Miri Williams

    October 25, 2019 at 7:26 am

    These look glorious and a brilliant way to get some fruit into the kids!!

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